The 12th annual Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake came off successfully under sunny skies today. A total of 75 anglers with disabilities caught about 80 lake trout fishing from Montana Charterboat Association boats and private craft. Many lake trout were kept and filleted, but a half-dozen large fish up to 35 inches were caught and released. At the barbeque, anglers and helpers enjoyed deep-fat fried lake trout and other foods. (Region 1 - Headlines - 06/29/2005)
Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet in Great Falls July 7, beginning at 8 a.m. at the FWP Region 4 headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Rd. The FWP Commission will make final decisions on acquiring Fishing Access Sites on Lake Five in Flathead County and on the Little Blackfoot River west of Avon. The commission will also make a final decision on a fishing closure until August 1 on the Pablo Reservoir and Feeder Canal in northwestern Montana. (Headquarters - Headlines - 06/29/2005)
The Fourth of July holiday is traditionally one of the best times of the year to fish in Montana. This year however, cooler weather and much-needed rainfall have slowed the transition from spring to summer fishing patterns. (Headquarters - Fishing - 06/28/2005)
A draft management plan for Makoshika State Park is available for public review and comment. The plan, put together by a local advisory committee and Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will guide park operations, educational efforts, recreational opportunities, visitor services, community relations, paleontological and natural resource conservation for the next ten years.
(Region 7 - State Parks - 06/28/2005)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will offer a bowhunter education class in Belgrade beginning July 12, 2005. The class will be held at the Belgrade Middle School from July 12-15 from 7-9:30 p.m. No pre-registration is required. (Region 3 - Headlines - 06/27/2005)